Fla. Chaplain Resigns, Not to Limit 'God'

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A hospice chaplain in Florida has resigned rather than limit her use of the word "God."

Mirta Signorelli left her position after her employer allegedly told chaplains not to use the word "God" in public settings.

"Nobody else had a problem with it. And I'm thinking, 'Am I going crazy? He's the one who called me.' Then I said, 'I need some clarification on this.' And the team supervisor and chaplain said 'Well Mirta, it's pretty cut and dry. You cannot use God or Lord," she said.

Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton denies such an order. It told CBN News that it suggested that chaplain messages at all-staff meetings be inclusive.

"We were just reminded by the administration of the diversity of that staff in the hope that we could provide a message that would speak to everyone in the room, with the hope that we wouldn't leave someone out or alienate someone or do something to make them angry but to do something to bring us together as the team that we are," Fred Mortenson of Hospice by the Sea said.

Signorelli says hundreds of people around the world have emailed her their support--and best wishes for finding a new job.

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